Although all compact sedans may seem appealing on the surface, not all are created equal. Take the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2017 Toyota Corolla as an example. Both are competitive models in the segment, yet the Elantra comes out ahead in areas that matter most to many drivers, like performance capabilities and interior space. Compare these two small sedans to understand how the 2018 Hyundai Elantra excels!


Small sedans can produce significant levels of power, too. For a bit more oomph when you hit the gas pedal, you're better off with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. That's because it starts off with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine mated with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission to generate 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. For more athletic performance, you can also go with the 2018 Hyundai Elantra Sport, which boasts a turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder machine that puts out 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Toyota Corolla, on the other hand, has a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine. Regularly tuned, this powertrain musters just 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, and the Corolla LE Eco trim makes just a bit more power at 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. Either way, it hardly stands up to the performance capabilities of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra.

Interior Space

Don't let the 2018 Hyundai Elantra's size fool you. It can comfortably seat five people, and its trunk also measures 14.4 cubic feet, meaning you can store plenty when the car is completely occupied. When it's not, you can fold down the rear seats for a more versatile cabin and extra cargo volume. Meanwhile, the 2017 Toyota Corolla has a trunk that measures just 13.0 cubic feet, and it's also limited on legroom for backseat passengers.

Finance the 2018 Hyundai Elantra at Massey Hyundai

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra undoubtedly bests the 2017 Toyota Corolla in a matchup between small sedans. Now that this is settled, you can find your ideal Elantra and begin the financing process at Massey Hyundai today! Contact our team for more information.


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